How Heifer International Creates a Movement of Change for Families

This holiday season gifting animals to families in need in low-income countries can mean the difference between them living in abject poverty or being self-sufficient. I interviewed Cindy Jones-Nyland, Chief Marketing Officer of Heifer International about how they work with families around the world and transforms their lives.

  1. When people buy animals as gifts for those in need, how long does it take for families to receive that gift? 

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We work with families to provide training regarding proper animal well-being techniques, including animal health, nutrition and breeding.  Heifer projects are customized to achieve the objectives of the communities with which we work so there is no standard timeframe in which animals are distributed. In general, animals are delivered within 12 to 18 months of the project cycle start.

  1. Which animals are most gifted during the holiday season? 

Goats, heifers and bees are pretty popular this time of year. Heifers are classic, and what’s not to love about goats? A gift of bees goes great with a jar of local honey for the recipient.

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How You Can Help End Poverty and Hunger

Did you know that Heifer International has been working for 70 years to end poverty and hunger around the world? Did you also know that they have also partnered with 20.7 million families in low and middle-income countries positively affecting the lives of over 100 million people? As Heifer International celebrates its 70th year, you can also help end poverty and hunger by purchasing gifts … Continue reading How You Can Help End Poverty and Hunger

Heifer International Teaches Children About Giving

Heifer International, the organization we affectionately know to empower families the world over through animal gifts that provide not only a way out of hunger, but also a way into sustainable self-reliance, just launched a new interactive educational tool teaching children the power of giving. Aimed squarely at children between the ages of 5-10, Heifer’s new character, Sarah the Goat, guides children through the process … Continue reading Heifer International Teaches Children About Giving